The journey by bus from Mae Sot to Bangkok is scheduled to take 8 hours 30 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Mae Sot to Bangkok
Click on the Mae Sot – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Mae Sot - Bangkok ฿ 558 8h 30m|
Departure from Mae Sot
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Mae Sot Bus Terminal, Tha Sai Luat, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Mae Sot to Bangkok terminate at a PTT NGV Station located at 60/8 Moo 4 Thanon Ram Intra, Anusawari, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10220.
Grand Palace in Bangkok
The Grand Palace is a vast complex of palaces, temples residences and buildings used for administration purposes covering an area of over 218,000 square metres and surrounded on all 4 sides by a 1,910 metres long defensive wall. The Grand Palace was founded in 1782 when the capital city of the new Charki Dynasty was established in Bangkok. The palace wall initially made entirely of wood, but over time these temporary wooden structures were replaced with permanent structures. The Grand Palace was both the official residence of the Thai Royal Family and the centre of government from 1782 until 1925, when military officers took political power in Thailand ending the tradition of absolute monarchy. The Grand Place is open to visitors every day from 08:30 to 15:30. Entrance for foreign visitors costs 500 THB and nothing for Thai nationals.
The Grand Palace is divided into 4 sections, all of which are open to visitors except for the Inner Court:
- Outer Court: Part of the palace which was formerly used for government offices and barracks for the royal guards.
- Temple of the Emerald Buddha: Elaborate temple where the 2,000 year old Emerald Buddha statue was brought shortly after the founding of the new capital city.
- Middle Court: Largest part of the palace complex containing residential buildings, used by the Royal Family prior to 1925, and various ceremonial buildings which are still occasionally used.
- Inner Court: This area was used exclusively by the ladies of the Royal Court, the King, his children and females attendants and domestic staff. Prior to the 20th Century, Thai Kings had several wives and a number of consorts who spent most of their lives confined to the Inner Court. This area is no longer used for any purpose, including access by visitors.